Minister of Economy and Trade Muhammad Al-Hawij has assigned a group of specialists to prepare a food security strategy to help the country confront the food crisis gripping the world in the wake of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
The team comprises the heads of the Economic and Social Development Council, the Public Investment Promotion Authority, and the private sector development, investment, and internal trade offices in the ministry.
Minister Al-Hawij disclosed the step during a meeting with economic and trade affairs officials on Wednesday.
"The minister gave his orders to form a panel.. to prepare a short and long-term food security strategy to complete the suspended industrial projects through investment with local and foreign private sectors and to activate the agricultural departments in the southern region," the ministry stated on Facebook.
The officials discussed ways to support the agriculture, industry, and trade sectors and to develop a strategy that contributes to achieving food security for the consumer.
They also reviewed the ministry's plan regarding the activation of the Grain Bureau and its role in supporting agricultural and industrial activities, besides controlling the flow of goods in the local market and improving services.